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Kiviuq

Kiviuq

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This small, irregular moon, is a dark object in a highly inclined orbit about 6.9 million miles ( 11.1 million kilometers) out from Saturn. Kiviuq was named after a hero in Inuit mythology.

Flyby Dates
  • No targeted flyby
Fast Facts
  • Discovered in 2000
  • Estimated diameter: 14 Kilometers (8.7 miles)
Science Goals
  • Determine general characteristics and geological history
  • Define the different physical processes that created the surface
  • Investigate composition and distribution of surface materials
  • Determine the bulk composition and internal structure
  • Investigate interaction of Kiviuq with Saturn's magnetosphere
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